Jerry "The King" Lawler
"It takes a king to know a king"
—Jerry "The King" Lawler
is an American Professional Wrestler
, promoter, illustrator, almost-politician and color commentator from Memphis, TN.
Starting in 1970, Lawler wrestled for numerous promotions including the AWA
and various promotions based in the Memphis area. He gained the title "King of Wrestling" after winning the Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Championship. He worked as both a Face
, and had a famous feud with Andy Kaufman
. He's also managed a few wrestling promotions, such as Pro Wrestling USA and the United States Wrestling Association.
Lawler would eventually join the World Wrestling Federation
in 1992, originally as a heel color commentator and part-time wrestler. Lawler was noted for his humorous digs at popular wrestlers and, once the Attitude Era
was in full swing, his... um... appreciation of certain aspects of the female anatomy, which he gleefully called "Puppies!
" at every opportunity.
In spite of the WWF's often 300 day a year schedule, Lawler has still found time to wrestle for independent promotions from time to time and even some major ones outside of the continental United States every once and while.That Other Wiki
has more information on him. Read it here
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